The Obesity Prevention Four-Volume Set is a collection of titles that explain current obesity-prevention strategies and identifies recommendations to accelerate progress in preventing this epidemic. The titles in this collection include: Local Government Actions to prevent Childhood Obesity, Bridging the Evidence Gap in Obesity Prevention: A Framework to Inform Decision Making, Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies, Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention: Solving the Weight of the Nation.
Local Government Actions to Prevent Childhood Obesity explains a number of recommendations that touch on the vital role of government actions on all levels-federal, state, and local-in childhood obesity prevention. The book offers healthy eating and physical activity strategies for local governments to consider, making it an excellent resource for mayors, managers,commissioners, council members, county board members, and administrators.
Bridging the Evidence Gap in Obesity Prevention: A Framework to Inform Decision Making presents useful data on the effectiveness of obesity prevention policies and programs to battle the obesity epidemic in America that health care professionals and policymakers need. This book identifies a new approach to decision making and research on obesity prevention to use a systems perspective to gain a broader understanding of the context of obesity and the many factors that influence it.
Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies reviews factors related to overweight and obese children from infants to young children. Focusing on nutrition, physical activity, and sedentary behavior, this book recommends policies that can alter children's environments to promote the maintenance of healthy weight. Because the first years of life are important to health and well-being throughout the life span, preventing obesity in infants and young children can contribute to reversing the epidemic of obesity in children and adults. This book suggests that parents and child care providers keep children active throughout the day, provide them with healthy diets, limit screen time, and ensure children get adequate sleep.
Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention: Solving the Weight of the Nation addresses obesity's effects on health, health care costs, and our productivity as a nation. In this book, The Institute of Medicine (IOM) evaluated prior obesity-prevention strategies and identified recommendations to accelerate progress. The IOM's recommendations, when implemented together, could profoundly reshape the environments where people live, learn, work, and play. The recommendations can inform the decisions of state and local child care regulators, child care providers, health care providers, directors of federal and local child care and nutrition programs, and government officials at all levels.